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Grounding Area Studies in Social Practice

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The University of Freiburg pursues a transdisciplinary concept of research on Southeast Asia. The disciplines involved include Political Science, Socio-cultural Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Islamic Studies and History. Southeast Asian Studies at Freiburg build on internationalized research and teaching and strive for knowledge production in circulation by enhancing innovative models of collaborative reciprocal research. Other program components such as regional, cross-cultural and global networking, the graduate program, field schools and methodology training, the alumni and fellowship program and knowledge transfer are closely linked with the research core (more ... ). Research in this program focuses on two topics:

1. Democratization and Institutional Change in South East Asia
2. Modes of World-Making in South East Asia (Associated Research Project funded by DFG)

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FRIAS fellowship for Prof. Dr. Pujo Semedi from our Indonesian partner university UGM

FRIAS fellowship for  Prof. Dr. Pujo Semedi from our Indonesian partner university UGM

From 01 October 2020 until 31 August 2021 Prof. Pujo will hold a fellowship at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies. He will closely cooperate with the SEA group.

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Schlehe, Judith: Waste and social mobilisation: Anthropological explorations beyond Asia and Europe.

Schlehe, Judith: Waste and social mobilisation: Anthropological explorations beyond Asia and Europe.

Waste, especially plastic and toxic waste, is a man-made disaster rooted in the historical relations between humans, materials, and environments. An Article from Judtih Schlehe

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Digital tandem research: “Witnessing Corona among Indonesian and German Youth”

Digital tandem research: “Witnessing Corona among Indonesian and German Youth”

The Departments of Anthropology at the University of Freiburg, Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta and University of Indonesia in Jakarta organize student tandems in order to explore experiences and understanding of everyday life of young people in Asia and Europe in the times of Corona. The project is integrated in Judith Schlehe’s seminar on Youth Cultures in Indonesia in the Summer Term 2020.

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Publications

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An anthropology of waste. Morality and social mobilisation in Java

Democratic backsliding,
regional governance and foreign policymaking in Southeast Asia:ASEAN, Indonesia and
the Philippines

 

Challenges to ASEAN
centrality and hedging in connectivity governance—regional and national pressure points.

People smuggling by a different name: Australia's ‘turnbacks’ of asylum seekers to Indonesia